Paulo Roberto de Almeida e Ted Goertzel editam o livro “The Drama of Brazilian Politics: From Dom João to Marina Silva” recém lançado em formato eletrônico para Kindle. Meu amigo Paulo Roberto de Almeida é dessas pessoas cuja produtividade nos espanta e em certa medida nos deixa humildes, o homem é quase uma máquina, quase por que as máquinas ainda não são tão criativas. O livro custa apenas 2,99 Dólares, vale muito a pena. Abaixo mais informações sobre a publicação.
The Drama of Brazilian Politics: From Dom João to Marina Silva
Ted Goertzel and Paulo Roberto de Almeida (eds.):
(Amazon Digital Services; Kindle Book, 2014, 278 p.; ISBN: 978-1-4951-2981-0;ASIN: B00NZBPX8A; book length: 1199 KB; Sales Price: $ 2.99)
available at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NZBPX8A
Table of Contents:
Introduction, by Ted Goertzel
1. The Drama of Brazilian Politics: from Dom João to Marina Silva, by Ted Goertzel
2. The Politics of Economic Regime Change in Brazilian History, by Paulo Roberto de Almeida
3. The Brazilian Presidency: From the Military Regime to the Workers’ Party, by João Paulo M. Peixoto
4. A Woman’s Place is in the Presidency: Dilma, Marina and Women’s Representation in Brazil, by Farida Jalalzai and Pedro G. dos Santos
5. A Brazilian ex-President’s Public Speech: A Threat to the Existing Order?, by Inês Signorini
6. Life Without Turnstiles, by Alipio de Sousa Filho
7. The Changing Face of Brazilian Politics: Lessons of the 2013 Protests, by Sue Branford and Jan Rocha
8. Political Leadership and Protest in Brazil: The 2013 Vinegar Revolt in Comparative Perspective, by Guy Burton
9. Presidential Leadership and Regime Change in Brazil with Comparisons to the United States and Spanish America, by Ted Goertzel
This book was conceived by Ted Goertzel in the summer of 2012 as part of his life-long interest in Brazil and “elective affinity” with things Brazilian, going back to his days as a participant observer in the Brazilian student protests of 1966 to 1968. After publishing biographies of two of Brazil’s presidents, he found that there was very little scholarly literature on the role of the presidency in Brazilian politics and society. Rather than undertake such a comprehensive study on his own, he decided to consult some members of the Brazilian Studies Association to find colleagues who shared an interest in putting the Brazilian presidency in an historical perspective and a comparative context.
The experts who responded came from different countries – Brazil, England and the United States – and varied widely in their ideological and dispositions and professional backgrounds. We have made no effort to homogenize the chapters; each has a clear authorial voice. Paulo Roberto de Almeida, a diplomat doublé as academic, responded very enthusiastically to this project, and was able to contribute with his life-long acquaintance of all-things Brazilian and as well as a deep knowledge of American Brazilianists, a by-product of his “elective affinities” with this community of scholars.
The Brazilian Protests of mid-2013 took place as we were working on this project and stimulated us to think as much about Brazil’s future as its past. While the protests were largely unexpected in Brazil, they fitted into theories of presidential leadership and regime change. We wanted to use our historical and comparative research to offer what insight we could into the future.
We also wanted to make our work available in October, 2014, when interest would be high because of the Brazilian presidential elections. So we took advantage of e-book technology to bring the reader a volume that is both timelier and less expensive than traditionally published volumes. We plan to use the same technology to update the volume after the elections, and we invite readers to contact us with comments and suggestions, as well as with corrections for any errors they may find.
We expect this work to offer, both for scholars and for the general public, a comprehensive understanding of the Brazilian political system in its contemporary developments and challenges.
Paulo Roberto de Almeida